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Switching out the clock for a tachometer? (Rev meter)


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Hey everyone,

 

In my 1502 i have MPH speedometer (that I now have to change, since moving to France), and a clock (that no longer works - I will dismantle to find out why). 

 

Is it possible to fit in a stock tachometer (rev meter) instead of the clock - as it exists in many other versions of the car by default...

 

Thanks in advance,

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3 minutes ago, BlakeNelsonJr said:

What about vice versa? I want to put a clock in my console. I have a few of them.

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Want to get rid of your tachometer? ^^

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8 minutes ago, BlakeNelsonJr said:

I have a few of them if you're interested, make an offer! They're silver dollars

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Do you happen to have any photos?

 

I haven't got any clue as to the price, and I will also require shipping to France...

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8 minutes ago, Mark92131 said:

I swapped out the clock in my 1600 Cab for a Tach, just ran a wire to the "-" side of the coil.

 

Mark92131

 

 

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Thanks for those - let me get back to you for that !

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It is simple enough to change speedometers.  But it is equally simple to leave the gauge as-is, and place a few marks indicating relevant (corresponding) KPH on the gauge glass or its face.  Since speedometers were calibrated to match the rear axle ratio for each car, if your replacement gauge is for a vehicle with a different axle ratio than yours, the gauge will read inaccurately.

 

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3 hours ago, avoirdupois said:

It is simple enough to change speedometers.  But it is equally simple to leave the gauge as-is, and place a few marks indicating relevant (corresponding) KPH on the gauge glass or its face.  Since speedometers were calibrated to match the rear axle ratio for each car, if your replacement gauge is for a vehicle with a different axle ratio than yours, the gauge will read inaccurately.

 

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Thanks for the advice !

How would I know if the axle ratio is different? Did they differ from 1502/1602/2002? Or did they different depending on stock wheel size?

 

I was initially thinking about the option of possibly putting some markings on, but I am currently in the process of registering my car in France (It is a UK RHD car with MPH speed), and for the darned European homologation conformity, BMW must verify that I have the correct head-lights (those are simpl enough to change), and I need a KPM speedo. BMW no longer sells speedometers in France...  So I am looking into buying one, but people in France like to sell them for crazy prices... *sigh*

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